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Bergmannssegen-Hugo – a plant rich in tradition in the greater Hanover area

Since the discontinuation of crude salt extraction and processing in 1994, rolling and press granulates have been produced at the plant from raw materials supplied by the sister plants. The site is an important building block in the implementation of K+S's specialty strategy.

Potash mine Bergmannssegen-Hugo
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Address
Glückauf-Str. 50
31319 Sehnde
Germany
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31319 Sehnde
Germany
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Since the discontinuation of crude salt extraction and processing in 1994, rolling and press granulates have been produced at the plant from raw materials supplied by the sister plants. The site is an important building block in the implementation of K+S's specialty strategy.

At present, about 50 different products (mainly granulated potash and magnesium single fertilizers as well as various special products) are manufactured from intermediate products delivered worldwide via two production lines into roll and pressed granulates.

The other core competencies lie in logistics as well as in process and product development. A separate granulation laboratory is available for product and process development.

The highly flexible logistics facilities are based, among other things, on the central transportation hub. The plant is located directly at the North/South and East/West junctions in Lower Saxony for rail and road traffic and also has its own port on the Midland Canal. The plant offers numerous services especially for regional fertilizer land sales.

With around 150 employees, the Bergmannssegen-Hugo plant is one of the most important regional employers and ensures stable and sustainable added value by refining the primary products in the surrounding area. In addition, the plant regularly awards contracts for supplies and services to companies in the surrounding area, thus providing the economic basis for a large number of regional jobs. Its social commitment applies to social institutions, associations and societies.

Working at K+S

One employer – many opportunities

Discover attractive and varied job opportunities at K+S and get to know us as an employer. In motivated teams, you will have the opportunity to contribute your knowledge, strengths and ideas in a targeted way. In addition, we offer you attractive social benefits, extensive development opportunities, company health management and much more.

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

History

The history of the potash mine

2009 - 100 years of the Bergmannssegen-Hugo potash mine

2005 - Strategic reorientation as production site for complex fertilizers and logistics site

1995 - Start of operation of roll and press pelletizing with supplied raw materials

1994 - Closure of mining operations and crude salt processing

1987 - Commissioning of the ESTA plant

1983 - 1st breakthrough between Bergmannssegen-Hugo and Friedrichshall

1981 - Takeover of the Friedrichshall potash plant from Kalichemie AG

1956 - Commissioning of Thomaskali factory

1947 - First breakthrough between Bergmannssegen and Hugo

1909 - Start of production

1908 - Start of the digging of the Hugo shaft